WOMEN EMPOWERMENT AND LIVELIHOOD LINKS (WELL) is a Community Based Organization (CBO) registered in Jinja under Reg No 3317. The organization’s Mission is “To enable women & children attain empowerment through health, education, socio-economic and psychosocial support interventions”. It is affiliated to Uganda Small Scale Industries Association (USSIA) and NEMACY- Uganda. WELL’s interventions focus on empowerment of women, young mothers, girls and children.
The primary activities, services, or product the organization provides include:
Increasing access to quality social service for women, young mothers, girls and children through education, environmental awareness and protection, psychosocial support, health care and outreach programs. Enhancing livelihood opportunities for income and food security for women, young mother girls and children through income generating projects, promoting access for financial services- instilling a savings culture. Advocating for rights and appropriate policies for women, girls and children through awareness campaigns, working with duty bearers in addressing and protecting the rights of women, young mothers, girls and children, rally support and build coalitions for effective advocacy and lobbying, creating community based mechanisms for promotion and protection of their rights. Providing information and support for HIV/AIDS infected women, young mothers and children.
To champion the Socio-Economic empowerment and livelihood of women and children.
Empowered women and children of Uganda for family wellbeing.
“To enable women & children attain empowerment through health, education, socio-economic, clean environment and psychosocial support interventions”
Love, Integrity, Equity, Honesty, Fairness, Accountability and Sustainability.
- To offer training and sensitization to women towards development.
- To promote food security practices.
- To promote education of women and children.
- To provide social-economic support to women and children.
- To Promote reproductive health and HIV/AIDS awareness
- Protect the environment
- To promote neonatal and ecological breast feeding
- To increase access to clean water, sanitation and environmental awareness
WELL CORE PROGRAMS
- Increase access to quality social services like education, health for women, young mothers and children
- Enhance livelihood opportunities for income and food security of households.
- Advocate for rights and appropriate policies for women and children.
- Offer training and sensitization to women, young mothers and children towards development.
- Increase access to clean water, Sanitation and Environmental protection.
- Provide collaborative linkages; through referrals, networks, partnerships between existing organisations and communities, with government, private sector and development partners for comprehensive and sustainable service delivery.
- Make the household and community the first line of response because it’s the basic unit for growth and development.
- Facilitate women participation and empowerment; this will involve sustained promotion of community initiatives and assessing.
- Value our human resource knowing that everything else depends on their commitment, competencies and hard work. We shall promote team spirit, learning and sharing.
- Promote the human rights approach to programming women and children’s rights.
- Recognise the intimate relationship between protecting and sustaining the environment and promoting human development and will strive to take proper account of ecological, social and economic sustainability in WELL work and lifestyle
- Promote gender issues in programming, have a child protection policy (CPP) in place and be guided by the national policies on women and children, HIV&AIDS and the National Development Plan among others. In promoting gender issues we shall recognise the differences between men, women, boys and girls which may be on the basis of sex, colour, age, class and ethnicity.
Primary Targets/Beneficiaries: Women, Young mothers, Girls and Children
Secondary Targets: The Youth and men.
Collaborations: For the success of the comprehensive and integrated model of service delivery that we envision, we will require to work with the following partners for varied reasons including: referrals, networking, partnerships, funding, research, learning and sharing, lobbying, influencing policy matters among other things.
- Government: Relevant Parliament Committees, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) , M.O Health, O Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Ministry of Trade and Cooperatives and Ministry of Local Government as key among others,
- Civil society organizations (CSOs): NGOs, CBOs, Trade Associations, Private Sector Associations.
- Development partners: Funding agencies, UN agencies, Research Institutions: Universities and Research organisations.
- Private Sector, Telecoms: ( MTN, Airtel etc), Industries, Supermarkets, Banks, among others
We partner with other organisations which provide similar and related services and/or share our Vision, Mission and Values.